Fractures of the tibial tuberosity are uncommon injuries in adolescents, representing an estimated 0.4% to 2.7% of all pediatric fractures. Most of these injuries occur in young, active males commonly between the ages of 12 to 17 years. Sports, particularly those involving jumping or sudden starts and stops, are most often implicated. Injuries of the tibial tuberosity of both knees are especially rare, with little more than 30 cases reported in the past 60 years. We present a 14-year-old male football player with simultaneous avulsion fractures of the tibial tuberosity of both knees. We reviewed the anatomy, mechanisms of injury, classification systems, treatment strategies, and complications regarding this rare injury.
Pusateri, Margaret E.; Selina R. Silva; and Christopher A. McGrew. "Simultaneous Avulsion Fractures of the Tibial Tuberosity of Both Knees in a 14-Year-Old Boy: A Case Report." UNM Orthopaedic Research Journal 7, 1 (2018). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/unm_jor/vol7/iss1/30